You’re on your smartphone all the time anyway. Might as well be able to recruit top talent while you’re there.
As a recruiter who’s constantly on the go, you can’t afford to sacrifice your productivity when you’re away from the office. When that prized candidate contacts you to schedule an interview or discuss a counter-offer, every minute you don’t respond could mean they go elsewhere.
Which is why it’s so important that your applicant tracking system (ATS) has a stellar mobile recruiting app, one that squishes all of that necessary functionality into a compact but easy-to-use form.
So, who’s the top talent when it comes to recruiting apps? Using our “Top 20 Most Popular Applicant Tracking Software” report and app ratings available online, we aimed to find out.
Read on to see our results and learn more about the best recruiting apps.
The 4 best apps for recruiters
|Product (click to jump to that section)||App’s average rating (out of five)|
Apps are ordered from highest rating to lowest. To learn more about our methodology, click here.
Top 20 ranking: #1
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 1,589
App rating average: (4.5/5)
Android | iOS
Alongside its popular job board, Indeed also offers an ATS called Indeed Employer that recruiters can access through a mobile app.
Within the app, you can post job openings on Indeed and manage your company’s paid listing campaigns. You can even see who has viewed or applied to each of your openings to measure campaign effectiveness.
As they apply, individual profiles are created for each applicant where you can click on different tabs to view their resume, assessment scores, and any notes you or your colleagues have made. Promising candidates can be “starred” for further review, and you can contact candidates and schedule interviews directly in the app without having to go to your email.
A candidate profile in the Indeed Employer mobile app (Source)
Here’s what user reviews have to say about Indeed Employer’s recruiting app:
- Easy to communicate with candidates and schedule interviews
- Lets users do everything from the desktop version
- Very user-friendly
Read more reviews of Indeed Employer
Top 20 ranking: #8
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 82
App rating average: (4.4/5)
Android | iOS
Workable is an applicant sourcing and tracking platform built for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Within the system, recruiters can build their careers page, get AI-powered candidate recommendations, and post openings to hundreds of job sites.
The Workable mobile app offers a convenient way to screen, evaluate, and leave comments on your job candidates. You can change candidates’ statuses, or tag different members of your organization to get their feedback.
Big icons on the candidate screen indicate how many candidates you haven’t seen yet or how many are waiting for a response, while listed options below those icons can help you drill down further into candidates who are unscheduled for interviews or “slipping away” due to your team’s inactivity. Clicking on any candidate gives you a variety of options to contact them (e.g., email, text, FaceTime) or to extend an offer.
The candidate overview screen in the Workable mobile app (Source)
Here’s what user reviews have to say about Workable’s recruiting app:
- Good for staying updated on recruiting needs
- Useful for sourcing
- Very intuitive
Read more reviews of Workable
Top 20 ranking: #11
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 51
App rating average: (3.6/5)
Android | iOS
Created with recruiting and staffing agencies in mind, JobDiva is an all-in-one ATS and customer relationship management (CRM) suite that can integrate with vendor management systems (VMSs) to easily port over your clients’ recruiting requests.
The jobs dashboard in the JobDiva mobile app allows you to respond to client requests, schedule interviews, and more. You can also view which jobs have been filled vs. which are still pending interviews, for example.
Clicking on any job will show you notes attached by you or your colleagues, any related activities/tasks that have been completed, and other important info. You can also look up candidates by name or contact information, and pull up candidate records that display relevant notes and activities alongside the candidate’s resume.
The home screen in the JobDiva mobile app (Source)
Here’s what user reviews have to say about JobDiva’s recruiting app:
- It allows users to work from home
- Excellent workflows
- Helpful on the go
Read more reviews of JobDiva
4. Breezy HR
Top 20 ranking: #18
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 31
App rating average: (3.2/5)
Android | iOS
Breezy HR is an end-to-end recruiting solution, with applications for job posting, candidate sourcing, applicant tracking, analytics, and more. Users also have the ability to create both a careers page and an employee referral portal through the system.
Using the mobile app, you can post and advertise job openings, track the status of candidates as they move through your recruiting pipeline, view and edit candidate profiles, and communicate with both applicants and your team.
Interview scheduling and push notifications are included, as is the ability to create and leverage message templates to speed up communication.
Various views in the Breezy HR mobile app (Source)
Here’s what user reviews have to say about Breezy HR’s recruiting app:
- Good visuals
- Easy to use
- Great customer service
Read more reviews of Breezy HR
What are your favorite recruiting apps?
Does your ATS have an excellent mobile app? What other apps do you think are recruiter must-haves? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @GDMBrian.
If you’re in the market for a new ATS, check out our Top 20 report, which is updated regularly and leverages real user reviews to determine the top systems in the space.
To be considered for this report, products first had to meet our applicant tracking system (ATS) definition and be included in our Top 20 Applicant Tracking Software Report for Q4 2019. Products also had to have mobile apps available on both the Google Play Store (for Android devices) and the Apple App Store (for iOS devices).
From there, mobile apps had to have at least 20 reviews and at least an average rating of 3.0 (out of 5) on the Google Play Store as of Nov. 1, 2019, to be included.
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